A healthy lifestyle requires being active and getting proper nutrition, and both of these depend upon staying adequately hydrated. These vital areas of self-care can increase not only the length, but the quality of your life. Getting and staying healthy may feel like a big challenge, but adding small, positive steps to your daily life can help you build a routine.
Staying active daily is one of the best ways to keep your body healthy, but dehydration can lead to exhaustion, reducing your motivation, limiting your body from performing at its best, and making activity feel much more challenging. Staying hydrated with clean drinking water can help keep your activity levels at their very best.
Dehydration occurs when more fluids leave your body than enter it. Since the water in your body is continuously lost throughout the day by breathing, sweating, urinating and other bodily functions, it must be replenished.
When your body becomes dehydrated, it also loses necessary electrolytes such as sodium, magnesium and potassium. Loss of these can impair body functions, including muscle contractions, heartbeat, and fluid regulation among others. Although proper hydration is essential at all times, during physical exertion, it is especially important.
Drinking water also helps to lubricate and cushion your joints, spine, and tissues. Dehydration can restrict joint movement and reduce their shock absorbing capabilities, often leading to joint pain or discomfort.
Of course, eating a nutritious diet provides fuel for an active body, but once again, the water you drink plays a major role. Water helps your body break down the food you eat, so your body can absorb the vitamins, minerals and nutrients, and increases blood flow to keep these nutrients flowing through your body.
Drinking water is an excellent first step to improve both your health and fitness immediately. However, to enjoy these benefits, it’s crucial to ensure that the water you are consuming is as clean and pure as possible. Unfiltered water can contain chemicals and contaminants that can cause many undesirable health issues.
Water from a high-quality whole home filtration system is a much safer choice to be assured of drinking the best. Brita PRO’s reverse-osmosis filtration system improves both the taste and quality of water for drinking while maintaining a high-capacity flowrate and makes pure, fresh water easy to access, encouraging and supporting adequate fluid intake.
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